28 Oct 2021

Anger after France seizes UK trawler amid post-Brexit fishing rights dispute

Britain has said it will summon the French ambassador after a Scottish boat was detained off the French coast, in the escalating row over post-Brexit fishing rights.

France’s Europe Minister told this programme the decision to refuse licences to dozens of French boats to fish in British waters had been a “political choice” by the UK, and declared the “language of force” was the only thing the British government would understand.